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Old 20-12-2003, 11:49   #1
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Well I have no idea how many of fellow here are the biggest fan of Formula One...but I still start the topic. Anyway the season 2004 is getting closer as teams has a lot work to do in managing cars performance to face tough season. Scuderia Ferrari has won the both trophies, driver and constructor's champion this year...duo Schumi and Rubinho will be as teammates again...JPM and Ralf as Williams' teammates...Kimi and David at McLaren..

One thing you should know, JPM will be at McLaren in 2005 season...

Here I put the new release 2004 Formula One Calendar..if you follow intensively of Formula 1's progress, you can see there are two new hosts will be participating in...Bahrain and Shanghai.....

Spa is back on calendar again..

FIA release 2004 Formula One calendar

The FIA has released the dates and venues for the 2004 Formula One World Championship. Bahrain and China are added to the schedule as expected, with Belgium also making a welcome return to form a 18-race season.

The 2004 campaign will open as usual with the Australian and Malaysian rounds, before the inaugural Grand Prix of Bahrain on April 4. The Brazilian race moves to October 24 as the season finale.

Imola will host the first European round of the year, the San Marino Grand Prix on April 25, while the United States Grand Prix switches to a mid-summer slot on June 20, forming a north-American double-header with the Canadian race on June 13.

Spa will host the returning Belgian Grand Prix on August 29, ahead of the final European round at Monza. The season culminates with three fly-away races, the first of which will be the Grand Prix of China in Shanghai on September 26.

The full calendar is as follows:

March 7, Grand Prix of Australia (Melbourne)
March 21, Grand Prix of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
April 4, Grand Prix of Bahrain (Bahrain)
April 25, Grand Prix of San Marino (Imola)
May 9, Grand Prix of Spain (Barcelona)
May 23, Grand Prix of Monaco (Monaco)
May 30, Grand Prix of Europe (Nurburgring)
June 13, Grand Prix of Canada (Montreal)
June 20, Grand Prix of USA (Indianapolis)
July 4 *, Grand Prix of France (Magny-Cours)
July 11, Grand Prix of Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 25, Grand Prix of Germany (Hockenheim)
August 15, Grand Prix of Hungary (Budapest)
August 29, Grand Prix of Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 12, Grand Prix of Italy (Monza)
September 26, Grand Prix of China (Shanghai)
October 10, Grand Prix of Japan (Suzuka)
October 24, Grand Prix of Brazil (Sao Paulo)

* Subject to the unanimous agreement of the teams and subject to the satisfactory conclusion of a contract with Formula One Management before December 31st, 2003.

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Old 20-12-2003, 12:56   #2
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Raikkonen&Juan Pablo will kick some asses soon... Michael has 2 great oppenents and I believe that next season Kimmi will be champion. If McLaren proves to be reliable enough. FORZA McLAREN!!![size=6][/size]


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Old 20-12-2003, 15:17   #3
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SCHUMI

There will be no measure to how fast or hard SCHUMI will bring it.


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Old 20-12-2003, 19:17   #4
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i still think schumi and ferrari will win again, although the williams and mclarens might have a shot, they caused some problems last season...
go ferrari!


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Old 21-12-2003, 12:07   #5
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October 24, Grand Prix of Brazil (Sao Paulo)
waaah... i have to wait till the end of the year for Interlagos..

oh well, at least Formula One is a sport they actually show here in Australia in its entirity

This year my hot tip is Raikkonen.. he's one Flyin' Fin
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Old 22-12-2003, 11:58   #6
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Shumi for ever...
no matter if he can't yet speak italian... he's always the best!!!


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Schumi and Ferrari are still way to strong...But I really hope that Juan Pablo will kick his ass harder then anyone has kicked it before!


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Old 22-12-2003, 14:21   #8
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One driver you should pay attention is Renault's Fernando Alonso. He is "New Schumi" IMO...with good development of their cars...Renault could be threatening top three' standing (Ferrari, Williams, McLaren) once again on track...

Ohhh..I forgot to mention how Toyota were improving this year....

It's interesting to see Brazilian GP will be final of the season..an anti-clokwise circuit plus unpredictable weather...where Japanese GP had been taking place at the end of season for years...


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Old 25-12-2003, 15:42   #9
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Bahrain circuit raising the standards

Bernie Ecclestone has heaped praise on the Bahrain International Circuit after paying his first visit to the new venue.

Ecclestone received a tour of the track and a detailed briefing on preparations for the inaugural Grand Prix of Bahrain as part of a three-day visit to the Kingdom.

"It's super, Bahrain International Circuit will be one of the best in the world," he said. "The standard is so high it's raised the bar so much. I'm very impressed and I'm very happy with it."

When asked what the Bahraini audience can expect of the new race, Ecclestone added: "It will be a great event. If I wasn't directly involved in Formula One myself I'd be buying a ticket before they sell out!"

The Kingdom of Bahrain has already played host to numerous personalities and officials from the world of Formula One racing, including Williams driver Ralf Schumacher, BAR team principal David Richards and driver Jenson Button, former driver Jean Alesi and Charlie Whiting, the FIA's safety delegate, race director and official starter.

Numerous logistics managers from Formula One teams including Ferrari have also visited to assist with their preparations for the flyaway race, which will form the third round of the 2004 season.

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canada lost their only F1 driver after villeneuve was released from BAR...AND MONTREAL alomost lost the grand prix due to cigarette logos on cras.... but its back in montreal now and villeneuve is thinking about joining NASCAR
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I lost interest in F1 a few years back when it became a one-man show, but this year has been great, and I was happy that finally there are two or three drivers who can kick Shumi's arse. I'd be even happier if someone else wins F1 next year - Kimi, Montoya, Alonso - just not Schumi


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Old 27-12-2003, 18:38   #12
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canada lost their only F1 driver after villeneuve was released from BAR...AND MONTREAL alomost lost the grand prix due to cigarette logos on cras.... but its back in montreal now and villeneuve is thinking about joining NASCAR
Villeneuve is actually a good driver from what I've seen since he won 1997 champion's title when driving Williams-Renault. This season wasn't the best for him..The problem is when he was on fire..B.A.R were screwed up. When B.A.R and Honda gets in depth development...he's far away of *attention*....

The situation and its condition never made both of them (Villeneuve and his team) united...

To say goodbye to B.A.R is the best solution. For his good, why he doesn't take a rest for 2004 season while yes...as you said Bojangles....thinking about joining NASCAR, Indy500...or etc and in 2005 he could come back again to Formula 1..well Williams had been confirmly JPM will be at McLaren...any chance to come back to Williams??Time will tell...

What happen to Villenueve reminds me to Alain Prost in 1992. He couldn't get competitive seat in the final of the season and not performed in his final race of 1991..he took a rest and came back with fresh approach by grabbing the driver's title with Williams-Renault in 1993.

He could imitate what Prost did at that time.


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Old 27-12-2003, 18:54   #13
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I lost interest in F1 a few years back when it became a one-man show, but this year has been great, and I was happy that finally there are two or three drivers who can kick Shumi's arse. I'd be even happier if someone else wins F1 next year - Kimi, Montoya, Alonso - just not Schumi
Schumi did it this year with tough challenge. But it's appropiate enough to describe how strong he is even he's not much dominant as he did last year. His mom passed away.. but it's not the end of the world for him..a victory comes back on side when emotional winning in San Marino GP as turning point for The Pranching Horse and obviously for himself.


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I lost interest in F1 a few years back when it became a one-man show, but this year has been great, and I was happy that finally there are two or three drivers who can kick Shumi's arse. I'd be even happier if someone else wins F1 next year - Kimi, Montoya, Alonso - just not Schumi
Schumi did it this year with tough challenge. But it's appropiate enough to describe how strong he is even he's not much dominant as he did last year. His mom passed away.. but it's not the end of the world for him..a victory comes back on side when emotional winning in San Marino GP as turning point for The Pranching Horse and obviously for himself.
His mother died... That is true. But how did he dominate: do you remember his win 2 years ago in Spielberg?! Boy, did Schumi dominate. How many times his car had a malfunction in last 2 seasons?! How many?! That guy drives the best car in F1 and has the best team in F1, but I still believe that he isn't the legend everyone claim. Ayrton was a God 4 him. Look at Mika Salo - guy was no one until Michael broke his leg. And after just 2 races 4 italians he finished 2nd giving 1st position to Eddie Irvine. That is how Schumi's car is strong... Schumi's car - not Schumi!!! FORZA KIMI, FORZA JUAN PABLO!!!!!!


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Old 29-12-2003, 01:44   #15
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I'm talking this season. Even F2003-GA weren't much dominate as F2002 record...Schumi personally has a still mind to win...a big big motivation in his inside..a true pro...a champ mentality..

Even you got the best car on track...you can't still *win* the season if you have no of what I said above...

His record of 6th world champion in history says it all....


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Schumania Schumania, he cant speak italian and how he talks in german is funny too, his voices and gestics, typical Schumi, he always said that its not his success alone its the team, the car...etc. hes so damn right, a great person, and living legend since his 5th and even 6th title,
Ferrari last year maybe had the best car, but McLaren, Williams and Renault were still able to win some races, Formula one is a great sport,
and Montoya in McLaren who can or will stop him in 2005???
the other teams have closed the gap between Ferrari and the rest, even Edu Alonso (SPA) has won a race, also Giancarlo Fisichella almost had a GP-win in his pocket, this season 2004 will be an exciting season,
my favourite for 2004: -----> Michael Schumacher


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This season will be long-term battle once again between Bridgestone and Michelin.....


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Schumania Schumania, he cant speak italian and how he talks in german is funny too, his voices and gestics ....
What's funny about his German ? He's one of the more articulate sports professionals...

I'm waiting for the big bang, it's such an overblown useless competition + such a waste of money - with the money spent on research + engine construction alone you can feed all starving kids on this planet for years ! Sounds like I'm not a fan, eh ? True.


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WHats funny bout him is i saw in a TV show, Wigald Boning and his friend, thats a comedy show and they are playing sketch like an interview with Schumania, the comedian act like Schumacher that made me laugh a lot, but i agree that hes one of the more articulate sports professionals of course and a living legend like u have only once in a decade!!!
Formula 1 is a big Circus travelling around the World to entertaining people and make money as much as possible, Money? Sauber-team has now an own Wind canal to research aerodynamic, speed and stuff, this building with a wind canal they said costs 100mio Euro or francs, even 200mio francs im not sure anymore, with so much money u can build a city in a third world country!!! ;-) Also the wages of the drivers runs in unlimited highs, almost all drivers have a house in MOnaco


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Well Williams already unveil new radical looking-FW26, with short nose cone, and other things could all assisting aerodynamic performance..it's interesting to see how all of this works together to steal Ferrari'scrown and winning most races...

I'm looking forward to watch their season's progress in final...


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